72 Hour Kit / Bug Out Bag

Types of kits: BASIC – CAR – PET.

The FIRST AID kit can be included inside either the BASIC or CAR kit.

A BASIC kit should include the following:

  • Water – 3 gallons per person per day
  • Food – 3 days (72 hours) supply of non-perishables, can opener if needed, mess kit/utensils if needed.
  • Light – Flashlight (hand crank or battery operated), light sticks.
  • Heat – Emergency heat in a can (directions for making one given upon request) , wool blend blanket or sleeping bag, light weight stove & fuel, hand/body warmers, poncho, waterproof matches.
  • Shelter – Tent or tarp and rope, duct tape
  • Clothing – A complete outfit, extra socks & underwear, hat, shoes & gloves.
  • Communications – Hand crank or battery operated radio, cell phone and/or two-way radios.
  • Personal Sanitation – Soap, toothbrush/paste, comb, tissues or TP, washcloth, small towel or chamois, deodorant, sanitary protection for women, diapers for baby.
  • Money – $20 in small bills and change, credit card
  • Important papers – Copies of documents important to your family (birth certificates, marriage license, will, insurance forms, phone numbers, credit card information.
  • Stress relievers – Games, books, inspirational reading. For children – small toys, paper/pen/crayons, favorite security items.
  • Special items – Medications, extra pair of glasses/contacts & lens supplies, denture needs.
  • First-Aid – bandages, gauze, tape, scissors, antiseptic, anti-bacterial soap, aspirin, diarrhea medication, syrup of Ipecac, thermometer, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol (swabs), gloves, matches, tweezers.



  • 2 liter bottle of water Booster Cable
  • Fix a Flat™ 12 oz can (non-flammable) or small air compressor Multi Purpose Tool w/ Pouch
  • Screw drivers, socket set, jack Flashlight
  • Chemical Glow Stick Tie Down – 18”
  • Help Sign Siphon Pump
  • Plastic Gloves Cloth Gloves
  • Cable Ties – 30 UL Electrical Tape and duct tape
  • Space (Wool type) Blanket Rain Poncho
  • First Aid Kit



  • Shot records Picture ID
  • Water Food
  • Medicine if taking Feeding dishes
  • First-aid
  • Treats
  • Blanket Toy
  • Portable litter box/litter (for cat) Crate or carrier
  • Plastic bags Plastic gloves

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